ceres gallery opening

Our Ceres Gallery opening was absolutely amazing! The December group art show in Chelsea, NYC was a great finish to my 2010 exhibition schedule. Here is the flood of photos:

The beautiful space. Photo courtesy of Hans Wolf.

The six artists: Evan Levine, Hans Wolf, Tracy Von Becker, Chelsea Greene Lewyta, Zofia Bogusz, John C. Kuchera

I put in three oil paintings, all done on hand cut wood. The shape of each painting directly relates to its theme. A bicycle sprocket supports "popo", a narrative with two mountain bikes taken on a joy ride. A heraldic shield is the template for "bull", a coat of arms interpretation. A circle encompasses the "ambassador of desert warfare", enhancing the feeling of a radiating hot sun.


guests getting photographed with the work

Zofia Bogusz (me)

My great friends and artists. Photo courtesy of Carl Merkin.

Artist, friend, gallerist, Greek. Photo courtesy of Carl Merkin.

Photo courtesy of Carl Merkin.


As the main exhibiting artists we had the pleasure of inviting the people who inspire us to show a piece of their art in the adjacent gallery room.


Metalescent Labyrinth by Chester Potter, my guest artist.

Close up of the 3ft x 4ft functional maze. I have not yet attempted it, but a few have solved it.

The guest artists were: Kathleen Kuchera, Jamie Martinez, Maksim Noy, Jack Davletshin, Kristin Gambell, Chester Potter, Jonathan Fritz, James R. Stover, Samson Contompasis, Nathan, Greyegg Mckenna, and Al Belkin.

Special thanks to the Ceres Gallery, Stefany Benson, John C. Kuchera, the talented main artists, the guest artists and all of the guests.


chelsea nyc debut

Three realist (and surrealist) women. Three expressionist men. I am incredibly excited to announce a group art show at the Ceres Gallery in Chelsea, NYC. I along with five unique artists are debuting "The New American Art Show: the best new contemporary art of our time." This is a big deal.
Back in June 2010 we participated in "The New American Art Show" at Jadite Galleries, in nyc. This was a preview to our upcoming Chelsea event, organized by John C. Kuchera the director of American Art Gallery.

This painting is one of the three I am putting in the show.
"Sunlit memories create a reality, adorning it with courage and curiosity."
- Zofia Bogusz
"popo" oil and graphite on wood. 36in x 36in

Below are the other artists in the show. The images posted are just a peephole glimpse into their work. Check out their websites to view more.

Tracy Von Becker

"I live to make everything I touch and everyone I encounter, feel the
passion and sensuality that burns so brightly in my soul."
- Tracy Von Becker

Chelsea Greene Lewyta
"While our bodies have emerged from the forest, our souls remain tangled in flora, battling the beasts we created"
- Chelsea Greene Lewyta

Hans Wolf
"Hans Wolf art is a Post Neo-Expressionist celebration and requiem mass for emotions, life, love, and the pursuit to be human. "
- Hans Wolf

John C. Kuchera
"John C. Kuchera is the creator of  The Art Disciple Series and The
Village People Series, Oil Paintings done by a new generation of
contemporary Artist."

Evan Levine


SOLD dolls and balls

I just recently sold the original oil painting "Dolls and Balls" !! This piece was the last piece painted in my surf series. It is by far one of people's favorites from that collection, so its only natural that she has found herself a new home. I am very happy and excited. A big 'thank you' and 'congratulations' to the painting's new owner (a very cool lady by the way).
It is a humbling experience when someone connects with your personal art on a philosophical, aesthetic, and an emotional level. You get this mutual understanding and contentedness. I like it!
dolls and balls
oil and graphite on wood 10.5in x 36in
I still have the mini fishboards of this piece for sale, so no worries. I will be making more of them, and they will be included in my (very near) future online store.

11.27.2010 feature

Twice this year my work was featured on Coroflot, a great online platform for design portfolios, as well as jobs in the creative field. There are some amazing artists and designs on there!
Back in February 8, 2010 "Our Lady of Low Tide" landed herself a spot in the member gallery under industrial design, and now in November 17 "Bull" received recognition. It feels nice to get some love from fellow creatives. Thank you.
our Lady of low tide
oil and graphite on wood 11in x 34in
oil and pencils on wood 32in x 35in


creature feature opening

The Gowanus "Creature Feature" opening was a success. I sold the mini "Barrels of Pickle Soup". I will have photos from the opening soon.

The Gowanus Print Lab is a fully equipped screen printing workspace. They have silkscreen workshops for all levels and needs.
Check out the space and some of the sick murals.

the lounge:

mural by Cern:

mural by Noah and Cycle:


gowanus creature feature

A group art exhibition which focuses attention on the environmental state of the toxic waterway creeping through the back yard of Brooklyn.
My first original fishboard painting "Waiting at Red Tide" will be on display at this show.

Opening Thursday, November 18, 2010 6-10pm
on view through December 8, 2010

Gowanus Print Lab
54 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

contrast art show

I was part of the Contrast Art Show this past week, where I sold 2 mini fishboards and met some great new people. Thank you and congratulations to the new zofiaart mini fishy owners, and a big thanks to the organizers and participating artists.

A group art show of variant artists exhibited at the 320 Studios
14th floor, 320W 37th st, Manhattan, NY, 10018

The Contrast Art Show is an art exhibition which puts together a
variation of artists, artistic movement groups, and several upcoming
galleries in an attempt to show the rising trend of art in New York
City. The participants include members of groups such as: the Pudding
Factory Art Collective, The New York Art Page, The Art Society for the
Advancement of the Spine, the Marketplace Gallery and The American Art Gallery; all together coming in at upwards of 30 artists.

Helping to oversee the exhibition will be John Stavros the Owner of PMP Studios at his new event space 320 Studios, an old friend of Andy Warhol’s and the first art director/promoter of studio 54. On his part Mr. Stavros will exhibit The Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts dolls, the only set of four dolls existing in the United States; as well as never before seen works by Antonio Lopez. Additionally, a live body painting session will be presented by Ocean Clark, adding to the kick off for the show.

Here's a pic of my set up:

veteran's day

Happy belated Veteran's Day to all who served in our great armed forces. THANK YOU.


crest in progress

I got back to this piece and it is going in a new direction, which is a bit more time consuming, but nonetheless exciting. You can compare it to its starting phase in the photo below. It looks quite different, huh?
I don't think magazines will go out of style, there is something about holding and bending the real thing.


fins and water

new york


Recently I came back from a road trip to Maine. The coast is sooo beautiful, camping is always fun, and lobster rolls are pretty good too.


dreamgaze exhibition

I am exhibiting three pieces in this show. All the info is on the flyer below (click it to view larger). Check it out, come and support.


oil & pencils on wood
11in x 26in